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January 28th, 2003

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If you could have a free subscription to any magazine for life, which would it be and why?

I’m pretty sure I’d like to receive Utne for life.

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Mike [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday January 28, 2003 -- 10:26:30 am
CMJ, no question.



FROM: Matt
DATE: Tuesday January 28, 2003 -- 12:20:25 pm
Black Tail!



FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday January 28, 2003 -- 8:57:13 pm
Probably Time or Newsweek. They're both pretty bland from week-to-week, but looking back at issues years after they're published would be a treat.



FROM: dave
DATE: Thursday January 30, 2003 -- 7:41:38 pm
Utne Reader really freaked out a friend of mine with its special Y2K doom and gloom issue...to the point of giving her apocalyptic nightmares.

I'd have to go with Economist...U.S. news magazines do a crappy job outside our borders.



FROM: moria
DATE: Thursday January 30, 2003 -- 9:00:17 pm
Utne is a solid choice, but mine would be Vanity Fair. If you don't read it, you might think it's celebrity fluff, but there are socially and politcally relevant pieces. Really, though it's all about a voyeuristic peek into the lives of rich, influential people. European art collectors, behind the scenes policymakers, idle rich people who dabble in philanthropy. And, I'll admit it, celebrity fluff presented in such a way that you don't feel guilty reading it. Skip the cover celeb piece, go straight for the snarky event calendar and take the time to read the 5000 feature piece. You won't be disappointed.



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Friday January 31, 2003 -- 12:07:40 am
I've been thinking about this since the other day, and I'm having a tough time of it... the one magazine I've really gotten into recently is Satya, which covers a great blend of activism and environmentalism with a dash of vegetarianism thrown in for good measure (and the articles are wonderfully written), but I've only been reading it for a few months... still, I'd go with it as my "conscious" choice.

From a "fun" perspective, I'd have to say Video Watchdog, the monthly guide to cult video and DVD written for the obsessive by the obsessive (plus a subscription is expensive as hell, so a free lifetime subscription would save me some serious cash).



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